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2014 Perth Law Careers Fair

@Convention Centre / 1:00pm / 29 April 2014

This year’s Careers Fair will be a joint initiative of the law student societies of UWA, Murdoch, ECU, Curtin and Notre Dame. It will be a great opportunity to get out there and suss out possible career options. We will be pushing more ‘alternative’ options this year, encouraging NGO’s and not-for-profit organisations to attend. More info to come!

Clerkship Seminar – Ashurst Memo Writing

@Law Lecture Theatre / 1:00pm / 20 May 2014

Clerkship Seminar – King & Wood Mallesons CV Writing

@Law Lecture Theatre / 1:00pm / 29 July 2014

Clerkship Seminar – Squire Sanders Cover Letter Writing

@Law Lecture Theatre / 1:00pm / 31 July 2014

Clerkship Seminar – Herbert Smith Freehills Interview Techniques

@Law Lecture Theatre / 1:00pm / 7 August 2014

Career Opportunities

Teach For Australia

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Teach for Australia’s award-winning leadership program affords an accelerated two years of unprecedented personal growth and a Masters level of professional training. Come along to the TFA Employer presentation and ask an alumnus why Australia’s most outstanding young leaders are choosing the Associate experience to rapidly advance their careers and make an impact on educational inequity.

Applications via closing 13th April.

Federal Court Associateship

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The Hon Justice Barker invites applications from interested and suitably qualified persons for the position of his Associate at the Federal Court of Australia, Western Australia Registry (Perth) commencing in 2015.

Associates are employed as part of the Judge’s personal chambers staff.  Duties include legal research, drafting, proofing judgments, communicating with solicitors, counsel and litigants, and in-court duties for the Judge.  The level of remuneration is that of a Federal Court Staff 5 level, on a non-ongoing, contract basis.

Interested persons should submit their application, including curriculum vitae, academic statements and a brief statement as to why the applicant would like to work as an Associate to the Judge and what attributes they believe they will bring to the position.

Applications for this position should be submitted via email or by post to:

Applications close 5.00 pm on Friday 4 April 2014.

Enquiries may be directed to Anna Courtman: or 08 9268 7183.

Family Court appeals associate/legal researcher

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The Chief Judge of the Family Court of Western Australia invites applications for the above position from persons with a tertiary qualification in Law (preferably with Honours). The position is for twelve (12) months, commencing 4 June 2014 with an option for at least a further twelve (12) months.

The successful applicant will be required to assist the Chief Judge with appeal cases in the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia. This will require the skills and ability to undertake legal research and produce high quality written work. There is also a requirement to travel regularly within Australia to sittings of the Full Court and to provide support to the Chief Judge both in and out of court. The successful applicant will also be required to assist the Chief Judge with his first instance work in the Family Court of Western Australia and in his role as head of jurisdiction.

On completion of twelve (12) months’ service in this position, 6 months may count towards articles. Service may also fulfill the work experience component of the College of Law Practical Legal Training.

A copy of the Job Description Form (JDF) can be downloaded from the Family Court of Western Australia website ( Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Chief Judge’s current Appeals Associate/Legal Researcher, Kelly Merris, by telephone on (08) 9224 8326 or e-mail

You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia as defined by the Commonwealth Immigration Act at the time of taking up the position.

Applications should address the essential work related requirements (selection criteria) outlined in the PDF. A covering letter indicating suitability for the position, a curriculum vitae and a current academic record should be marked “Confidential Advertised Vacancy” and sent to:

The Administrator, Chief Judges’ Chambers

Family Court of Western Australia

GPO Box 9991

Perth WA 6848

or by fax: (08) 9224 8357

Applications close on Monday, 7 April 2014 at 4.30pm.

All Department of the Attorney General employees are required to undergo a National Criminal History check.

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